173.110.133 guidelines for the Court Chronicle of the federal court of November 6, 2006 (status on December 27, 2006) administrative Commission, view the art. 17, al. 4, let. h, and 27, al. 4, of the Act of 17 June 2005 on the federal Tribunal (LTF), and see the art. 61, al. 2, November 20, 2006 of the federal court rules, stop: art. 1 purpose these guidelines are intended to: a. the guarantee of information to the public relating to the activities of the federal court; b. the protection of the parties and other interested in the procedure.
Art. 2 scope these guidelines are applicable to the journalists accredited to the federal court.
In these guidelines, the generic masculine is used to refer to both sexes.
Art. 3 accreditation journalists who want to keep the Chronicle of the Justice of the federal court for media appearing or activity established in Switzerland may apply for accreditation in writing to the general Secretariat. A curriculum vitae must be attached to this application.
Accreditation is granted when the conditions of enrolment in the professional register are met.
Journalists who spend at least 80 per cent of the working time of an activity on time complete to the Chronicle of the jurisprudence of the federal court, other federal judicial authorities or - to the extent where Swiss judgments are concerned - to courts Europeans, are accredited as journalists whose professional activity is exercised primarily in federal court. The main activity must be established.
Journalists audiovisual media appearing or established in Switzerland may be accredited for their activity to the federal court.
Art. 4 duration and revocation of accreditation accreditation is granted for a period of four years, or during a period of four years under way, for the rest of it. An application for renewal of accreditation shall be filed no later than two months before the expiry of a period of four years.
Who does the Chronicle of the federal court must inform the general Secretariat.
The general Secretariat shall revoke accreditation when the conditions are no longer met.
Art. 5 Chronicle of the judicial activity and quote from the Chronicle of judicial activity names must preserve the interests worthy of protection of the parties, in particular their rights of personality. This particularly applies to the quotation of the names.
On request, the federal Tribunal informs the media of the reasons which, in its opinion, oppose the disclosure of the names.
Art. 6 embargo the federal court may put the embargo on the Chronicle of judicial activity.
As a general rule, for the famous causes, the embargo falls to 12 hours the third day as soon as the parties (the day of sending included), the eighth day in other cases.
The embargo falls when the public already had knowledge of the content of the decision by another source of information, before the end of the deadline.
Art. 7 information when a journalist to a piece of information, it can apply to the Press Service. This service passes the requests people competent and, if necessary, shall determine the persons to whom information can be obtained. In special cases, a written request may be required.
Exceptionally, the Press Service indicates whether a procedure is pending, as long as no legal provision is opposed and that the president of the Court concerned have given consent.
The bailiffs Service provides information on public meetings.
The head of the Chancellery informs on the provision and on sending the documents.
Art. 8 access to local accredited journalists have access in press premises, in courtrooms and in the cafeteria at the headquarters of the federal court.
Art. 9 premises to catch of view and its the general Secretariat indicates the facilities provided for the catches of sight and sound inside the buildings of the federal court.
For catches of sight and its outside where specifically indicated, permission of the general Secretariat, respectively by the president of the competent court, is required.
Art. 10 order of seating at public hearings the seats reserved for the media activity in the first place are available to accredited journalists whose professional activity is mainly carried out in federal court. The bailiffs service is the order of seating.
Art. 11 services for accredited journalists. the Tribunal federal makes available to accredited journalists the following documents: a. the lists of public hearings; (b) States of the causes which are the subject of a public meeting in a form adapted to the journalistic activity; (c) for the famous causes and upon written request: information on the stage of the procedure (suspensive effect (, suspension, cause recovery, sending the device) as far as the president of the Court have given consent; d. for the famous causes and those which are the subject of a public meeting: the judgments in a form adapted to the journalistic needs and according to the president of the Court; (e) on request: the judgments that are not accessible through the internet; (f) the annual report of the federal court to the Federal Assembly (art. 3 al. LTF 2); g. other communications from press.
The documents are intended exclusively for the Chronicle of judicial activity. They are made available to the federal court, and on the internet in an accessible database with a password.
The federal court provides photocopiers and guarantees free access to his pay stops Bank on the internet.
Art. 12 services for accredited journalists whose professional activity is mainly carried out in federal court the federal court sends to accredited journalists whose professional activity is exercised primarily in federal court the following documents: a. the lists of public hearings; b. the judgments rendered during a public hearing; c. decisions intended for publication; d. communications relating to the famous causes.
Art. 13 card of legitimation legitimation card is given to accredited journalists.
The legitimation card must be made immediately after the expiry or revocation of accreditation.
A legitimation card can be given to the technical staff of the electronic media if necessary.
Art. 14 sanctions accredited journalists who violate these guidelines in a faulty manner may receive a reprimand.
In severe cases, accreditation may be revoked temporarily or permanently.
Art. 15 right to appeal the decisions of the general Secretariat concerning the refusal or revocation of accreditation as well as the measures planned to art. 14 can be appealed within 30 days of their communication to the Board of appeal of the federal court.
Decisions of the Appeals Committee are final.
Art. 16 repeal of current law guidelines for the Chronicle of the judicial activity of the federal court of 24 August 1994 are repealed.
[RO 1994 2152, 2001 3258 art. 88 No. 2]
Art. 17 entry into force the present guidelines come into force on January 1, 2007.
RO 2006 5663 RS 173.110 RS 173.110.131 State on December 27, 2006